MIT Transforming Tower
This 65 foot tower, built for MIT’s Centennial celebration, is an on-going research project exploring large-scale active woven structures. The tower is constructed from 36 fiberglass tubes in the form of a biaxial weave to create a woven, textile-like, surface. The tower will be load tested to analyze the dynamics of the structure and its full performance, pointing towards a future of active architecture. This project is aimed at architectural facades, stadium roofs, canopies, display surfaces or other large-scale structures that could smoothly transition from one morphable function to another.
The project team will be present all day and give an artist talk at 11:30am.